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Inspiration for Your Spring Garden: Tulips Go Casual

Posted by Kath LaLiberte on Sep 10, 2015
There’s no better place to see spring flower bulbs than Holland’s Keukenhof gardens. For eight weeks every year,  you can feast your eyes on 80 acres of garden beds packed with tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, muscari, fritillaria and so much more. It’s hard to fathom, but Keukenhof is completely replanted every fall with approximately 7 million flower
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Topics: Fall Planted Bulbs , Garden Design , Inspiration , Spring Blooming Bulbs , Tulips

6 Tips for Planning a Beautiful Spring Bulb Garden

Posted by Kath LaLiberte on Aug 20, 2015
Fall is the time to plant spring-blooming bulbs such as tulips, daffodils, crocus and alliums. Before ordering your bulbs, here are a few tips to guarantee great results next spring. Pick a Color Theme Interior designers often work with a color palette – a selection of colors chosen to give a room or a home
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Topics: Fall Planted Bulbs , Garden Design , Inspiration , Spring Blooming Bulbs , Spring Blooming Flowers , Tulips

Want More Bees in Your Garden? Plant More Flowers!

Posted by Kath LaLiberte on Jun 12, 2015
Next week is National Pollinator Week, so it’s a great time to think about making your garden more bee-friendly. What’s the single best thing you can do? Plant more flowers! The more pollen and nectar you offer, the more pollinators you’ll support. Bees are hungry from early spring…
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Topics: Garden Design , Habitat Gardens , Inspiration , Summer Blooming Flowers

7 Ways to Make Your Shade Garden Shine

Posted by Kath LaLiberte on Apr 17, 2015
If your yard is shadier than you’d like, you may feel a bit jealous of gardeners with lots of sun. But shade offers some unique design opportunities. Here are a few tips to help you turn those shady areas into places that are as beautiful and exciting as any sunny garden.
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Topics: Foliage Plants , Garden Design , Inspiration , Shade Plants

5 Ways to Make Your Garden More Butterfly-Friendly

Posted by Kath LaLiberte on Apr 03, 2015
  It’s fun to see a butterfly passing through your garden – but more fun when they stay for a while. If you want your yard to be a popular hangout, you can take a number of easy steps to make it more welcoming. 1. Grow Their Favorite Flowers Butterflies may look like they’re flying
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Topics: Garden Design , Habitat Gardens , Inspiration

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Kathleen LaLiberte has been writing about gardening for more than 30 years from her home in northern Vermont, where she tends a half acre of flowers, vegetables and fruit. She has been working with Longfield Gardens since 2011.

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